The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / East Midlands
Rank 70 97 77
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 30 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.01% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 0.51% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 4
Median daily rate £438 £450 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +41.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £450 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £46.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +54.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1189 1174 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.69% 78.21% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 719 600
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 43
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £43.75 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -6 12 £414 -
Nottinghamshire - 10 £413 - 4
Derbyshire +2 4 £565 - 3
Leicestershire +7 1 £375 -16.66%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 21 (48.84%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.88%) Web Services
4 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (32.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (30.23%) C#
5 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
5 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
6 12 (27.91%) .NET
6 12 (27.91%) Finance
7 11 (25.58%) SQL
7 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
7 11 (25.58%) WCF
7 11 (25.58%) MSTest
7 11 (25.58%) Entity Framework
8 9 (20.93%) Selenium
8 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
9 8 (18.60%) QA
9 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
9 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy
10 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
10 7 (16.28%) DevOps
10 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
10 7 (16.28%) Retail
10 7 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (16.28%) Java
11 6 (13.95%) HNC
11 6 (13.95%) HND

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.63%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Azure Machine Learning
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.30%) PaaS
2 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.98%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (13.95%) Power BI
4 4 (9.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (9.30%) Big Data
4 4 (9.30%) HDInsight
5 3 (6.98%) DB2
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.33%) MySQL
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.33%) SAP BW
7 1 (2.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (25.58%) MSTest
3 9 (20.93%) Selenium
4 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.98%) Appium
6 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
6 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.98%) JIRA
6 3 (6.98%) Subversion
7 2 (4.65%) JUnit
7 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.65%) TestNG
7 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.33%) Gradle
8 1 (2.33%) NUnit
8 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Retail
3 6 (13.95%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Software Developer
4 7 (16.28%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Architect
6 4 (9.30%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (9.30%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Integration Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Ruby Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) Web Services
2 12 (27.91%) .NET
3 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
3 11 (25.58%) Entity Framework
3 11 (25.58%) WCF
4 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.98%) RESTful
6 2 (4.65%) HTML
7 1 (2.33%) Behat
7 1 (2.33%) CSS
7 1 (2.33%) Doctrine
7 1 (2.33%) HTML5
7 1 (2.33%) JSON
7 1 (2.33%) LAMP
7 1 (2.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.95%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
1 2 (4.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
4 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
5 7 (16.28%) DevOps
5 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
5 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy
5 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.95%) BDD
6 6 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Scrum
7 5 (11.63%) Test Management
8 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis
8 4 (9.30%) ERP
8 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.30%) System Testing
8 4 (9.30%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) C#
1 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
2 11 (25.58%) SQL
3 7 (16.28%) Java
4 5 (11.63%) Scala
5 3 (6.98%) COBOL
5 3 (6.98%) JCL
5 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.98%) Python
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) C
6 2 (4.65%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.65%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.65%) R
7 1 (2.33%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
1 6 (13.95%) HNC
1 6 (13.95%) HND
2 5 (11.63%) ISEB
2 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Dell
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Informatica
4 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.33%) Perforce
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Zend